HEREFORDSHIRE model Elizabeth Hurley came to the rescue of some stranded starfish on holiday.

Hurley, who lives at Donnington Hall in Ledbury, took to Instagram to show her followers the starfish.

She said: "Found these magnificent starfish, alive but stranded, on the beach- they’re now happily back at the bottom of the sea."

The Only Zoology website states that the 'majority of the Starfish species won’t last more than three to five minutes out of the water and if exposed to the open air for so long they will surely die.'